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Up for sale is a 1989 Schwinn Paramount in amazingly original condition. These were the last of the truly great, handmade frames to come out of Waterford, Wisconsin bearing the Schwinn name.
The 56cm frame is made of lugged Columbus SLX tubing and still wears its original Royal Blue color. We are the second owners of this frame having owned it since the early 90’s. It has always been pampered and kept inside.
The component kit features a period correct, Shimano Dura-Ace 7402 8-speed build short of the headset and bottom bracket which are Shimano Ultegra sealed bearing units. The Dura-Ace downtube SIS shifters show slight wear but still function well. The Dura-Ace 7401 brake levers are near flawless short of slight cracking of the original rubber hoods (pictured). The Dura-Ace hubs, front and rear derailleurs, crankset and brakeset are all in great shape with only slight wear which is to be expected for 25 year old parts.
The rest of the build features a vintage Bernard Hinault Turbo saddle complete with “The Badger” logos, 120mm 3TTT stem, and 3TTT Ergo Power Duo 42cm handlebars. Cinelli nude Cork-Gel bar tape and the brown leather saddle offset the Royal Blue frame well for that classic look. The pedals are Campagnolo Nuovo Record clips and straps to really put you back in the 80’s.
This bike will look as good on your wall is it will at the local group ride or sitting at the café while you enjoy a cup of joe. Stand out from the crowd of foreign built carbon and aluminum bikes with this blast from the past for a fraction of the cost of a new, top-of-the-line ride.
The bike is at our shop in Athens, GA. Feel free to email with questions, for more pictures or to arrange a time to come and see it. Find it above on eBay for $1999 or best offer.
Here’s one of our rides that is up on the auction block. Its a 56cm Schwinn Paramount with a Columbus SLX tubeset and a full Ultegra 6500 9-speed kit. Find it here on eBay with no reserve. Feel free to drop us a line if you have any questions.